ERIC Number: ED107939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Job Characteristics, Personal Interests, and Response Disposition of Incumbents as Related to Job Satisfaction. Technical Report No. 8.
Calitz, Coenraad J.; And Others
The study employs stepwise regression analysis to relate work and total job satisfaction with the following measures: job characteristics as reflected by job dimension scores and work quality dimensions, both being based on the Position Analysis Questionnaire; job-related interests expressed by job incumbents, as measured by the Job Activity Preference Questionnaire; the match between incumbents' job characteristics and their expressed job interests; and general affect, measured by a response disposition scale. Data were obtained from 407 workers in 29 jobs (nine management and 20 non-management) in two telephone companies. Results showed significant correlation between the above measures and both satisfaction criteria, with consistently better predictions of work satisfaction than total satisfaction. Also, correlations were higher and predictions better for management jobs than for non-management jobs. When response disposition was partialled out from work satisfaction, predictions did not change significantly. The results support the hypothesis that work content, personal interests, and the match between worker interests and job characteristics have a significant relationship to job satisfaction. Twenty statistical tables are included, as are four appendixes, which include biographical and questionnaire data, the Job Activity Preference Questionnaire, the Job Description Index, and the Response Disposition Questionnaire. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Occupational Research Center.
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